Palestine and the Palestinians by Samih K. Farsoun with Christina E. Zacharia
Palestine and the Palestinians is a sweeping social, economic, ideological, and political history of the Palestinian people, from antiquity to the Road Map to Peace. The book opens with an overview of Palestine's place in regional and global history. Subsequent chapters discuss Palestinian society before and after the catastrophic division of Palestine in 1948 and explore the forces and constrains affecting the formation of Palestinian national identity, as embodied in popular institutions, the PLO, and resistance movements. The final chapter considers the prospects for Palestinian self-determination and statehood despite the limitations imposed by the Oslo Accords, as well as Palestine's future viability.